New World Translation: Genesis Chapter 5

Since, the publication of their first bible in 1950, Jehovah’s Witnesses have made three major changes to their bibles. After the release of their first fully bound bible entitled New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures in 1961, they revised this edition in 1984 and then again in 2013.

There are major differences in content between their three bible editions. But what are they? it’s very difficult to know because the Watchtower Society, the organization behind Jehovah’s Witnesses, has not included a change log detailing the differences. Therefore, AvoidJW.org is pleased to provide you with a chapter by chapter comparison of the differences between these editions of their bible.

Text in BLUE is what is different between the 1961 Edition and the 1984 Edition

Text in RED is what has been deleted from the 1984 Edition when compared with the 2013 Edition.

Text in PURPLE is where the text has been completely revised.

Text in GREEN is what has been added to the 2013 Edition when compared with the 1984 Edition.

Genesis

Chapter 5

1961 Edition

1 This is the book of Adam’s history. In the day of God’s creating Adam he made him in the likeness of God.

2 Male and female he created them. After that he blessed them and called their name Man in the day of their being created.

3 And Adam lived on for a hundred and thirty years. Then he became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and called his name Seth.

4 And the days of Adam after his producing Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

5 So all the days of Adam that he lived amounted to nine hundred and thirty years and he died.

6 And Seth lived on for a hundred and five years. Then he became father to E’nosh.

7 And after his producing E’nosh Seth continued to live eight hundred and seven years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

8 So all the days of Seth amounted to nine hundred and twelve years and he died.

9 And E’nosh lived on for ninety years. Then he became father to Ke’nan.

10 And after his producing Ke’nan E’nosh continued to live eight hundred and fifteen years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

11 So all the days of E’nosh amounted to nine hundred and five years and he died.

12 And Ke’nan lived on for seventy years. Then he became father to Ma.hal’a.lel.

13 And after his producing Ma.hal’a.lel Ke’nan continued to live eight hundred and forty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

14 So all the days of Ke’nan amounted to nine hundred and ten years and he died.

15 And Ma.hal’a.lel lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Ja’red.

16 And after his producing Ja’red Ma.hal’a.lel continued to live eight hundred and thirty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

17 So all the days of Ma.hal’a.lel amounted to eight hundred and ninety-five years and he died.

18 And Ja’red lived on for a hundred and sixty-two years. Then he became father to E’noch.

19 And after his producing E’noch Ja’red continued to live eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

20 So all the days of Ja’red amounted to nine hundred and sixty-two years and he died.

21 And E’noch lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Me.thu’se.lah.

22 And after his producing Me.thu’se.lah E’noch went on walking with the God three hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

23 So all the days of E’noch amounted to three hundred and sixty-five years.

24 And E’noch kept walking with the God. Then he was no more, for God took him.

25 And Me.thu’se.lah lived on for a hundred and eighty-seven years. Then he became father to La’mech.

26 And after his producing La’mech Me.thu’se.lah continued to live seven hundred and eighty-two years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

27 So all the days of Me.thu’se.lah amounted to nine hundred and sixty-nine years and he died.

28 And La’mech lived on for a hundred and eighty-two years. Then he became father to a son.

29 And he proceeded to call his name Noah, saying: “This one will bring us comfort from our work and from the pain of our hands resulting from the ground which Jehovah has cursed.

30 And after his producing Noah La’mech continued to live five hundred and ninety-five years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

31 So all the days of La’mech amounted to seven hundred and seventy-seven years and he died.

32 And Noah got to be five hundred years old. After that Noah became father to Shem, Ham and Ja’pheth.

1984 Edition

1 This is the book of Adam’s history. In the day of God’s creating Adam he made him in the likeness of God.

Male and female he created them. After that he blessed them and called their name Man in the day of their being created.

And Adam lived on for a hundred and thirty years. Then he became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and called his name Seth.

And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

So all the days of Adam that he lived amounted to nine hundred and thirty years and he died.

And Seth lived on for a hundred and five years. Then he became father to E′nosh.

And after his fathering E′nosh Seth continued to live eight hundred and seven years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

So all the days of Seth amounted to nine hundred and twelve years and he died.

And E′nosh lived on for ninety years. Then he became father to Ke′nan.

10 And after his fathering Ke′nan E′nosh continued to live eight hundred and fifteen years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

11 So all the days of E′nosh amounted to nine hundred and five years and he died.

12 And Ke′nan lived on for seventy years. Then he became father to Ma·hal′a·lel.

13 And after his fathering Ma·hal′a·lel Ke′nan continued to live eight hundred and forty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

14 So all the days of Ke′nan amounted to nine hundred and ten years and he died.

15 And Ma·hal′a·lel lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Ja′red.

16 And after his fathering Ja′red Ma·hal′a·lel continued to live eight hundred and thirty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

17 So all the days of Ma·hal′a·lel amounted to eight hundred and ninety-five years and he died.

18 And Ja′red lived on for a hundred and sixty-two years. Then he became father to E′noch.

19 And after his fathering E′noch Ja′red continued to live eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

20 So all the days of Ja′red amounted to nine hundred and sixty-two years and he died.

21 And E′noch lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Me·thu′se·lah.

22 And after his fathering Me·thu′se·lah E′noch went on walking with the [true] God three hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

23 So all the days of E′noch amounted to three hundred and sixty-five years.

24 And E′noch kept walking with the [true] God. Then he was no more, for God took him.

25 And Me·thu′se·lah lived on for a hundred and eighty-seven years. Then he became father to La′mech.

26 And after his fathering La′mech Me·thu′se·lah continued to live seven hundred and eighty-two years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

27 So all the days of Me·thu′se·lah amounted to nine hundred and sixty-nine years and he died.

28 And La′mech lived on for a hundred and eighty-two years. Then he became father to a son.

29 And he proceeded to call his name Noah, saying: “This one will bring us comfort from our work and from the pain of our hands resulting from the ground which Jehovah has cursed.”

30 And after his fathering Noah La′mech continued to live five hundred and ninety-five years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

31 So all the days of La′mech amounted to seven hundred and seventy-seven years and he died.

32 And Noah got to be five hundred years old. After that Noah became father to Shem, Ham and Ja′pheth.

2013 Edition

1 This is the book of Adam’s history. In the day that God created Adam, he made him in the likeness of God.

Male and female he created them. On the day they were created, he blessed them and named them Man.

Adam lived for 130 years and then became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and he named him Seth.

After becoming father to Seth, Adam lived for 800 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

So all the days of Adam’s life amounted to 930 years, and then he died.

Seth lived for 105 years and then became father to E′nosh.

After becoming father to E′nosh, Seth lived for 807 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

So all the days of Seth amounted to 912 years, and then he died.

E′nosh lived for 90 years and then became father to Ke′nan.

10 After becoming father to Ke′nan, E′nosh lived for 815 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

11 So all the days of E′nosh amounted to 905 years, and then he died.

12 Ke′nan lived for 70 years and then became father to Ma·hal′a·lel.

13 After becoming father to Ma·hal′a·lel, Ke′nan lived for 840 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

14 So all the days of Ke′nan amounted to 910 years, and then he died.

15 Ma·hal′a·lel lived for 65 years and then became father to Ja′red.

16 After becoming father to Ja′red, Ma·hal′a·lel lived for 830 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

17 So all the days of Ma·hal′a·lel amounted to 895 years, and then he died.

18 Ja′red lived for 162 years and then became father to E′noch.

19 After becoming father to E′noch, Ja′red lived for 800 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

20 So all the days of Ja′red amounted to 962 years, and then he died.

21 E′noch lived for 65 years and then became father to Me·thu′se·lah.

22 After becoming father to Me·thu′se·lah, E′noch continued to walk with the true God for 300 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

23 So all the days of E′noch amounted to 365 years.

24 E′noch kept walking with the true God. Then he was no more, for God took him.

25 Me·thu′se·lah lived for 187 years and then became father to La′mech.

26 After becoming father to La′mech, Me·thu′se·lah lived for 782 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

27 So all the days of Me·thu′se·lah amounted to 969 years, and then he died.

28 La′mech lived for 182 years and then became father to a son.

29 He named him Noah, saying: “This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that Jehovah has cursed.”

30 After becoming father to Noah, La′mech lived for 595 years. And he became father to sons and daughters.

31 So all the days of La′mech amounted to 777 years, and then he died.

32 After Noah reached 500 years of age, he became father to Shem, Ham, and Ja′pheth.